Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday Memes

Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  We share books that we've read over the past week and those we hope to read this week.  

Last Week:
I finished Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey and am almost completely through the delightful I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.

This Week:
I plan to finish up I Capture the Castle and try to get to both Ill Wind and Life of Pi.  I need to start flying through some books - it's been a slow reading year for me!


Mailbox Monday is a touring meme where book bloggers share their bookish acquisitions from the week prior.  It is hosted this month by Anna at Diary of an Eccentric.

This weekend I was super-excited because not only did I have tix to The Hunger Games movie, buuut it was also my local library's bi-annual book sale!  Holy guacamole did I make out like a bandit this year - check out my awesome finds:

  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Angels on Toast by Dawn Powell
  • Nightingale Wood by Stella Gibbons
  • Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (Yay!  I started this book at one point but had to give it back to the library before I could finish it.)
  • The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
  • Mythology by Edith Hamilton
  • Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik
  • The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart 
  • Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  • A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (such a great book!)
  • Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklin by Betty Smith
I actually went back a second day and got even MORE books (for 25 cents apiece) but haven't taken a picture of those goodies.  Seriously, I am completely out of shelf space!


  1. You are gonna love Guernsey - One of the best books I've read this year!

    Happy reading this week!

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  2. Library sales rock! Hope you enjoy Guernsey and The Lotus Eaters as much as I did!

  3. What a great books you got form the book sale! There are some brilliant titles there. Better read a bit more the next few weeks...

  4. I have been wanting to read Girl in Translation for so long - it looks fantastic! I hope you have a great week - happy reading! :D

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  5. Whoa you did make out like a bandit! Hooray for Girl in Translation! I love that book so much.

  6. A lot of good reading ahead.

  7. wow, those are great books! The 19th Wife caught my eye. Also, Girl in Translation. Happy reading!

  8. I love those library book sales. It looks like you got some great ones! Enjoy!

  9. You found a lot of good books at the library sale. I really liked Girl in Translation.

  10. One of my FAVORITES is Lonesome Dove...I have read it every summer since 2005! I love it. And I love the rest of the series.

  11. Congrats on your books sale loot! I've read a few of them, but Secret History is still on my tbr.

  12. I love, love, love my library's sales. I always find way too many books!

    I loved The Lotus Eaters. I think you will too!